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DHS/CBP/PIA-001 Advance Passenger Information System (APIS)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has collected mandatory and voluntary advance passenger information (API) from air, rail, bus, and sea carriers for over a decade. CBP uses API to identify high-risk passengers and crew members who may pose a risk to border, aviation, or public security; may be a terrorist or suspected terrorist or affiliated with or suspected of being affiliated with terrorists; may be inadmissible; may be a person of interest; may otherwise be engaged in activity in violation of U.S. law; or may be the subject of wants or warrants. CBP is publishing this update to the longstanding Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) series to: 1) expand the collection and receipt of voluntary API in the air, land, and sea environments, including from bridge and ferry operators; 2) document the collection of expanded biographic information from carriers; and, 3) update the data retention period to 13 months. February 2021

Associated SORN(s)

  • DHS/CBP-005 Advance Passenger Information System

Created Date: July 12, 2013
Last Published Date: February 11, 2021
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